A 12-year-old Miami boy is currently in critical condition after he was abducted, raped, and then shot before being left for dead.
The incident was reported on Saturday near 45th Street and 31st Avenue.
Officials say the boy was out walking near Northwest 43rd Terrace and 30th Avenue when the suspect forced him into a black four-door sedan. The suspect then drove him to the new area where the child was sexually assaulted and then shot.
The suspect then left the child on the side of the road where he was discovered by a good Samaritan on a bicycle. The good Samaritan then helped get the boy to a nearby Foodland store where they could call for help.
Once the good Samaritan and the boy arrived to the store, the boy collapsed and was immediately helped by others in the store until emergency personnel could arrive.
The child has since been taken to Ryder Trauma Center.
Our Sexual Crimes Unit is seeking the assistance of the community for any information regarding the armed sexual battery of a minor that occurred in the area of NW 43 Terrace & NW 30 Avenue on 03/27/2021. Anyone with info is urged to contact @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477. pic.twitter.com/0UA95EtW52
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) March 28, 2021
Authorities say they are searching for a Hispanic man with long curly hair.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.